“I was a U.S. history teacher who often was hitting WWI as the calendar flipped to April. During WWI, many troops took to writing to keep grounded and to release the extreme emotions of war. After studying the era of WWI a bit I created a lesson that would both allow students to experience the moving poetry of soldiers while showing their knowledge of trench warfare and the combatants experience through their own pieces. Click here to see this lesson.
As you can see by the lesson my hope was to assess their speaking and listening skills as well as content vocabulary/knowledge. I found this assessment much more telling of their knowledge and skills than the traditional multiple-choice/essay tests I formally used for WWI.
Feel free to adapt if it fits your curriculum!”
*This is an excerpt from the blog: ICKLE ME PICKLE ME TICKLE ME TOO APRIL 12, 2018 - Educators for High Standards